Bellator 160: “Henderson vs. Pitbull” takes place this Friday night (Aug. 26, 2016) inside Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., featuring a No. 1 contender Lightweight eliminator match in Spike TV’s main event between former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion Benson Henderson against former Bellator Featherweight champion Patricio Freire.
In addition, a Featherweight fight that revisits a key feature of their programming of late — the rematch — will showcase Georgi Karakhanyan and Bubba Jenkins, who first met at Bellator 132 in Jan. 2015. Indeed, it was a good night for Karakhanyan. However, things have not gone as well for “Insane” Karakhanyan since. Consecutive losses to Daniel Weichel and Pat Curran have moved him to the back of the line in a crowded 145-pound division, leaving his submission of Jenkins his lone win in his last four fights.
Can Karakhanyan find a return to form by facing a former foe in Jenkins — a man who is currently on a three-fight win streak in Bellator? He sounded relaxed and confident about his chances in a recent interview with MMAmania.com.
“I feel good. I’m so excited to fight at Honda Center and to showcase my skills in front of all the Cali fans. I’m glad that Rich Chou and Scott Coker gave me this opportunity to fight in my hometown.”
It’s a good deal for Karakhanyan and for his teammate Saad Awad, both of whom get to enjoy Cali living and home cooking before their big match ups on the Spike TV main card.
“Yeah, we’re both going to be on the same card, we’re both going to be cutting weight together. You know sometimes when he fights he’s cutting weight (and) I’m over there drinking Corona, or when I’m cutting weight he’s drinking Corona so, it’s cool that we’re cutting ….View full article
Source:: mma mania